Aug 15, 2007

$89 million contract awarded for widening QEW highway in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario – Aecon Group has been awarded an $88.7 million contract by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for work on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) highway in Oakville, between Burloak Drive and Third Line. It is the second-largest contract MTO has ever awarded.

The project will add a fourth lane in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Burloak Drive and Third Line, which will serve as High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV). As part of the project, Aecon will also rehabilitate the existing QEW bridge at Bronte Road, and build a new bridge under the QEW as part of a widening and realignment of Bronte Road.

To allow for minimal traffic disruption during construction, traffic on the QEW will be diverted to a new bridge, being completed under a separate MTO contract. Once it is completed, this bridge will accommodate only eastbound traffic, while westbound traffic will use the newly-refurbished bridge completed as part of the Aecon project. Work on the project has already begun, and is scheduled to be completed in July 2011.

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